Packaging Technologist role in leading FMCG company based in South Tipperary. Reporting to the NPD Manager, the overall purpose of this role is to all times.

  • Manage all aspects of packaging across two sites.
  • Be the main point of contact for all internal and external stakeholders, for all things packaging.
  • Maintain packaging specifications for all materials, and perform new supplier and material approvals
  • Be audit ready at all times.
  • Manage artwork sign-off procedure.

Responsibilities include:-

  • Be the main point of contact for all things packaging.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders on all packaging projects; Operations, Engineering, Quality,

Commercial and Procurement.

  • Be a member of cross-functional teams for new product launches, and larger projects such as new lines and/or capabilities.
  • Build relationships with packaging suppliers and ensure the business is kept informed on new

technologies and the direction of the market.

  • Keep up to date on all legislation and customer policies such as DRS and tethered caps. Act as main point of information for all packaging queries.
  • Perform new supplier and material approvals for all packaging used on both sites
  • Carry out investigations on any packaging issues and share findings with the wider team.
  • Provide recommendations on process or any other improvements
  • Attend production trials and launches of all new packaging. Approve process and feedback to

Operations Department

  • Manage artwork procedure: co-ordinate sign off of all artwork from Graphic design, printer proof, cromalin / GMG and physical artwork
  • Keep up-to-date digital and physical copies of all artwork (labels and shrink wraps).
  • Ship samples of products in new or amended packaging when required.
  • Maintain a packaging matrix for all products and provide information to the Specifications team when requested.
  • Test and approve dual supply or alternative packaging supplies if required.
  • Design and implement packaging intake procedures for the Quality and Operations Teams.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Third level degree in Food Science or Supply Chain or related subject.
  • 2+ years’ experience in new product development environment or Technical or Supply Chai
  • A proven track record taking projects from start to finish.
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of product costings
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – proven ability to work with other departments.
  • Pays close attention to detail with excellent organisational skills and proven ability to handle multiple tasks/ priorities.
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build positive relationships with customer teams.  
  • Computer knowledge. Yes – Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Stock Management Software, Customer Portals (Desirable, not essential).
  • Previous experience working with specification
  • Production experience essential i.e factory work
  • Highly organised and able to work alone and self-motivate.


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